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Azure's July/August 2019 Issue cover
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July/August 2019

From a groundbreaking seaside museum in China to an elegant new sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Azure’s July/August issue unveils the 20 winners of the ninth annual AZ Awards!

Claus Porto New York, AZ Awards 2019
Claus Porto New York

Claus Porto’s New York outpost – the Portuguese beauty and fragrance house’s first international store – is located in Manhattan’s Nolita district, just a block away from the Bowery. Distinguished by 1,500 faceted diamond tiles, a stunning 13-metre-long white-cork arch both lures shoppers into the space and doubles as unique display shelves for the luxury brand’s colourful merchandise. The feature alludes to significant Portuguese buildings, its shape evoking Porto’s São Bento Railway Station and its faceting a nod to the facade of Lisbon’s Casa dos Bicos. The boutique’s centrepiece – a monolithic Estremoz-marble wash basin – vies for an equal share of oohs and ahs. Outfitted with brass fixtures, the...

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